Thuya Burl (Tetraclinis articulata)
is indigenous to the hot and dry regions of the Mediterranean. It is becoming one of the more rarely exotic woods found on the market,
because the Moroccan government has banned further exporting of
Thuya Burl. The highly sought for Thuya Burls grow on the
roots of trees under the surface of the ground.
Thuya Burl consists of clusters of
small black dots or "eyes", that often accentuate this handsome
wood. Favored by workers
& turners for centuries, dating back to the Bible, it was and is used for
many religious items. While working with Thuya Burl, one will
notice an emitted aroma produced by its natural resin and oil. The wood
has an average specific gravity is about 0.67.
Thuya Burl Salt and
Pepper Shakers by
Bruce M. of Washington